Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Don't Throw Out That Top Yet!

I have to say, I'm always impressed with what my team of seamstresses and tailors can do here at Balsam. They come up with the most amazing ideas! 

A customer had brought in a faux leather bustier that she really loved but didn't fit her anymore because it was a bit too small and asked if there was anything we could do to help her fit into again. 

It's very rare that ready-made items have inseam left on the inside for letting out. Letting out whatever is available on the inside of your garment is most ideal but not always possible. In the case of this faux leather bustier, we had no choice but to add material to the backside to increase its size.

We took out the zipper (which we thought wasn't sturdy at all) entirely: It actually undid itself once the customer sat down! We decided to replace the zipper with a secure button and loop system on top of the black panel we were going to put in at the back.

Pictures of what the bustier looked like BEFORE alterations:

Pictures of the bustier AFTER the alterations:

Pretty neat right? :)